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As told by Shilo Anderson
My husband and I were in shock when we found out we were pregnant. We had just gotten married and Taylor was finishing up his degree. I have always been drawn to pregnancy, birth, and children, so of course I was excited, but terrified at the same time.
The pregnancy went great, I felt so whole. Carrying another soul inside me is the greatest feeling I have ever felt. The last couple of months of the pregnancy were filled with STRESS. We had several deaths, my husband’s boss, my brother’s very dear friend, both died too soon and my grandma was very sick.
Is it possible to have a homebirth if you are expecting twins? Lots of twins have come along as a surprise during a homebirth. Here is a story of a planned homebirth when Mom was expecting twins.
I was thrilled as my twin pregnancy progressed that all the ultrasounds showed healthy, growing girls…
Lila Marie was born at home June 27 at 5:11pm at 39w 1d gestation. She weighed 8 lbs, 8 oz and was 21 inches long.
Early Labor: Sunday, June 26
With no signs of impending labor in the preceding days and weeks, I awoke Sunday and began my day as usual. My due date was in one week, but to try and thwart my impatience, I had mentally prepared to be a 42-weeker. A trip to the bathroom around noon revealed a small bit of pinkish mucus. I was excited by my bloody show and the first signal that I was getting close to labor and even made my husband Rick take a look, but I knew that women often lose bits of their mucus plug weeks prior to birth, so I assumed I would do the same. A subsequent pee jaunt resulted in another small bit but the rest of my many bathroom trips that afternoon were show free.
My first homebirth but 4th baby, I was a little scared of the new experience. I had natural birth in a hospital before, but this was a whole new territory in every way. Levi was 10 days late, and I had labor for like 3 weeks every night.
On the eve of his birth I knew it was close because I was on the floor playing trains with my 3 yr old and could hardly move, the head was sooo low.
Any way later that night around 9 my water broke while I was on the toilet (thank God) so it wasn’t a mess! I didn’t feel any contractions yet but called the midwife anyway. I’ve never had quick labors but hoping this one would be a quickie.